Careers in Visual Studies

Applying visual language across creative disciplines

Launch your career in visual communication confidently with a degree from LIM College.

Acquire creative, visual, and technical skills in both physical and digital spaces and develop the ability to lead and be part of creative teams. Learn to create captivating visuals for physical and online stores, mobile apps, photo spreads, and more. With LIM’s bachelor’s in Visual Studies, you can help bring brands to life visually and tell their stories to connect with customers.

Whether you want to provide creative direction for fashion shows, style photo shoots, or create content for social media, choose from diverse career paths in the world of fashion, lifestyle, and beyond with a degree in Visual Studies from LIM College.

Opportunities for Hands-on Experience

At LIM, knowledge meets practice. We provide spaces for you to experiment and innovate to develop career-ready skills. Take advantage of collaborative, real-world experiences, such as working on a fashion and lifestyle magazine, designing store displays, and creating the visuals for a fashion show. 

New York City, a global center of art and culture, will be your campus. Visit its wealth of museums, galleries, theater, and auction houses to enhance your studies. Plus, field trips and site visits are also part of every on-campus Visual Studies course.

Explore careers in Visual Studies

Gain invaluable practical experience by completing required internships. Your workplace projects can contribute to your portfolio, offer insights into the inner workings of prominent organizations, and build your confidence.

Here are just some of the places where LIM’s Visual Studies majors have interned:

  • 3.1 Phillip Lim
  • Annie Leibovitz
  • Chanel
  • Free People
  • IKEA
  • Madison Square Garden
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Nike, Inc.
  • Sony
  • Vera Bradley

The digital age has sparked a surge in visual communication. Today, companies and brands harness the power of multiple social media platforms and meticulously curate their visual presence to engage audiences. The demand extends to designing logos, capturing compelling product photos, designing store layouts, and much more.

This demand for people skilled in the art of visual communication has created a wealth of opportunities for those with a degree in the field. 

Visual Studies majors can explore diverse career pathways, including:

  • Art/Creative Director
  • Digital Designer
  • Interiors/Decorative Artist
  • Photo Stylist
  • Set Designer
  • Social Media Visual Coordinator
  • Visual Merchandiser/Display Artist
  • Visual Production Assistant
  • Visual Stylist/Visual Event Planner

LIM College prepares students who graduate with a bachelor’s in Visual Studies for successful careers. Not only do our alums secure impactful roles, but their skills and knowledge help them make lasting contributions in various creative industries and propel them into senior positions. 

Some roles our alumni have achieved include:

  • Associate Design Director Clinique, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.
  • Creative Director, Full Picture
  • Project Manager, Christian Louboutin
  • Senior Manager Visual Production, Americas, Burberry
  • Senior Production Development Manager, Fantasia Accessories
  • Senior Visual Communications Manager, Calvin Klein
  • Senior Director of Visual Merchandising, Walmart
  • Visual Production Supervisor - Windows & Special Store Projects, Bloomingdale’s
  • Visual Merchandising Planning Associate, Tommy Hilfiger

LIM College’s Visual Studies degree program emphasizes hands-on learning in a studio-based setting. Build a resume and graduate with a professionally-vetted portfolio that demonstrates your skills to potential employers.

Skills crucial for success in the realm of visual communication include:

  • Attention to Detail: Develop a keen eye for precision, ensuring meticulous attention to every visual element.
  • Concept Development: Hone the ability to generate and shape creative concepts that resonate with your audience.
  • Creativity, Originality, and Innovation: Learn how to find inspiration to uncover new ideas and solutions for brands and companies. 
  • Design Thinking: Embrace a problem-solving approach rooted in user experiences and a deep understanding of visual aesthetics.
  • Visual Branding: Craft and communicate a brand’s identity, ensuring consistency and impact. 
  • Visual Communication and Storytelling: Master the art of using images and videos to tell compelling stories. 
  • Visual Composition and Design Skills: Learn to arrange visual elements harmoniously, creating engaging and aesthetically pleasing compositions.
  • Visual Literacy: Interpret and create visuals effectively.

In today's world, knowing how to use essential tools and software is necessary for effective visual communication. 

In LIM’s Visual Studies program, you will learn how to use a number of key tools so that you can apply them during your internships and in your future career.

These include:

  • Adobe Creative Suite: Industry-standard software for graphic design, photo editing, and multimedia creation (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom, Bridge, Premiere)
  • After Effects: This animation and motion graphics software is also part of the Adobe Suite.
  • Blender: A 3D graphics program
  • DSLR Photography: Utilizing digital single-lens reflex cameras for capturing high-quality photographs
  • Microsoft Office: Essential office tools for effective communication and documentation. This includes PowerPoint for working on presentation decks, concept proposals, and portfolios.
  • SketchUp: A platform for 3D modeling for spatial design and visualizations
  • Virtual Reality (VR), Mixed Reality (MR), Augmented Reality (AR), and Artificial Intelligence (AI): Emerging technologies that will shape the future of visual experiences
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Visual Studies

Visual communication is crucial for a multitude of brands and businesses throughout fashion and lifestyle. 

LIM is proud to offer an immersive one-of-a-kind program that combines creative and visual skills with core business competencies.

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LIM’s undergraduate degree programs focus on learning by doing, preparing you to excel in your career from day one. Explore the diverse career pathways our programs can offer you.

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Start your creative and hands-on learning experience. Explore the Bachelor of Business Administration in Visual Studies degree program at LIM College.

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